#sports activities ‘United should be in the Champions League’: Ten Hag and De Gea bemoan over Europa League game
‘United should be taking part in in the Champions League’: Erik ten Hag and David de Gea bemoan Europa League fixture with Sheriff however insist there’s nonetheless stress on the Red Devils to get a end result after final 12 months’s Real Madrid upset
- Manchester United are set to face Sheriff in the Europa League on Thursday
- Ten Hag and De Gea believes United should be taking part in in the Champions League
- However, Ten Hag has stated there’s nonetheless stress on their game towards Sheriff
- Sheriff prompted an upset a 12 months in the past after beating Real Madrid 2-1 at the Bernabeu
It’s a scene to make Manchester United lengthy for these Champions League nights.
Ugly gray blocks of flats tower over the tiny Zimbru Stadium in Chisinau, the Moldovan capital chosen to host Thursday night’s Europa League Group E tie as a result of FC Sheriff’s residence floor in the unrecognised state of Transnistria was deemed too harmful by UEFA because of the struggle in neighbouring Ukraine.
The venue the place a sell-out crowd of 8,800 followers will watch the game could have been constructed in 2006, however there’s an unmistakeable air of old-fashioned Soviet Bloc.
Erik ten Hag’s Man United aspect are set to face Sheriff in the Europa League on Thursday
Even although United have toured some far-flung outposts of Europe in current years, the membership’s first ever journey to Moldova will take some beating.
No surprise goalkeeper David de Gea had the Champions League on his thoughts when he and supervisor Erik ten Hag attended a press convention in entrance of a handful of reporters in a stuffy previous gymnasium right here final night time.
‘Of course, in my opinion we should be taking part in Champions League, however it is a competitors we’ve to play for – we’ll go together with every little thing,’ stated the United goalkeeper.
Goalkeeper David de Gea (above) had the Champions League on his thoughts when he and supervisor Ten Hag attended a press convention in entrance of a handful of reporters
Victory is all the extra vital for United after dropping their group opener to Real Sociedad at Old Trafford which has put Ten Hag’s aspect beneath early stress
When Ten Hag was requested by an area journalist if United will signal some autographs after the game, he did not sound like a person who was trying to grasp round very lengthy.
‘We will give it some thought but additionally after the game we’ve to go straight to the airport and return to Manchester,’ stated the United boss. ‘The gamers have worldwide duties and we’ve to arrange for that.’
Ten Hag will be hoping to go residence with a win to make the journey worthwhile, however that will not be straightforward towards a membership that surprised Real Madrid 2-1 at the Bernabeu in the Champions League a 12 months in the past and gained 3-0 away to Omonia Nicosia in this competitors final week.
Victory is all the extra vital for United after dropping their group opener to Real Sociedad at Old Trafford which has put Ten Hag’s aspect beneath early stress.
United landed right here on Wednesday with out Marcus Rashford (left)- who sustained a muscle damage following the Red Devils’ victory over Arsenal
There remains to be margin for error however that did not cease the Dutchman from portray this as a must-win game.
‘Pressure is for each game,’ he added. ‘It’s clear that if you lose the first game you need to win the second. We know what our activity is.
‘They beat Real Madrid final 12 months, they’re able to doing that. We should be prepared and ready for that game. It’s a severe and first rate opponent, and we’ve to play our greatest to get the win.’
United landed right here on Wednesday with out Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Donny van de Beek and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
All 4 gamers are understood to be injured with United sources dismissing hypothesis in Holland that Van de Beek has been dropped.